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Flippin’ through Previews – May 2015

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Looking at Previews really is the best time to be a comics fan, because everything is great and nothing sucks! So let’s see what’s what in catalog #320!
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What I bought – 29 April 2015

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Genesis is a great lie; but it is also a great poem; and a six-thousand-year-old womb is much warmer than one that stretches for two thousand million. (John Fowles, from The French Lieutenant’s Woman)
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What I bought – 22 April 2015

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“I couldn’t. Absolutely. I know you work en route. And I like taxis. I was never good at geography and I learn things by asking the drivers where they come from.”

“They come from horror and despair.”

“Yes, exactly. One learns about the countries where unrest is occurring by riding the taxis here.” (Don DeLillo, from Cosmopolis)
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What I bought – 8 and 15 April 2015

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All of our religions but the Judaic and the Greek think more of us dead than alive. (Joseph Heller, from Picture This)
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Review time! with Rebels #1-3

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“For every freedom fighter, I wanna hold on tighter to the hope and will you gave – you were the brave, you were the brave”
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What I bought – 1 April 2015

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Mrs. Rouncewell holds this opinion, because she considers that a family of such antiquity and importance has a right to a ghost. She regards a ghost as one of the privileges of the upper classes; a genteel distinction to which the common people have no claim. (Charles Dickens, from Bleak House)
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Flippin’ through Previews – April 2015

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What do we want? Comics from Previews #319! When do we want them? Uh, two months from now and possibly later, depending on scheduling?
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What I bought – 25 March 2015

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what the fuck is the sense of hiding under a desk and dying on our knees instead of rising up to cut off the teacher’s mindless head (Tommy Trantino, from Lock the Lock)
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What I bought – 18 March 2015

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“You know that this is an authoritarian government,” he told the cardinal. “And I know you do not like authoritarian governments.”

“That is so, General,” the cardinal replied. “I do not like them.”

“But authority comes from God, Cardinal,” Pinochet said.

“Authority, yes. Authoritarianism comes from men,” Silva Henriquez said. (Mary Helen Spooner, from Soldiers in a Narrow Land)
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1987 And All That: Concrete #1-5

A column in which Matt Derman (Comics Matter) reads & reviews comics from 1987, because that’s the year he was born. Click here for an archive of all the previous posts in the series.

Concrete_1Concrete #1-5 (Dark Horse) by Paul Chadwick, Bill Spicer, Randy Stradley

It’s unfortunately rare to find a comicbook—or any piece of entertainment, really—with a voice that is both unique and fully realized from the start. Concrete knows exactly what it wants to be right away, and it succeeds even though what it’s doing is off-beat and brave. It’s not an earth-shattering series, or even necessarily all that innovative in it’s look or storytelling techniques, but it still manages to stand out as a singular effort, the clear and well-executed vision of a creator who’s allowed to tell the stories that interest him in precisely the ways he wants. Paul Chadwick writes and draws the book, and it’s immediately clear how much thought, care, and time he’s devoted to it. Chadwick loves the world of Concrete and all the people in it, and his love is contagious, jumping off the page and infecting the reader before anyone knows what’s happening. Continue Reading »

What I bought – 4 March 2015

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I do not remember where I read that there are two kinds of poets: the good poets, who at a certain point destroy their bad poems and go off to run guns in Africa, and the bad poets, who publish theirs and keep writing more until they die. (Umberto Eco, from The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana)
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Flippin’ through Previews – March 2015

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What could possibly be in Previews #318 that I could want, you might ask. Well, you’ve come to the right place to find out!
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What I bought – 25 February 2015

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Another time Billy heard Rosewater say to a psychiatrist, “I think you guys are going to have to come up with a lot of wonderful new lies, or people just aren’t going to want to go on living.” (Kurt Vonnegut, from Slaughterhouse-5)
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What I bought – 18 February 2015

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“At the end of the twentieth century, we are trying to separate inseparable strands, to divide this one from that one, because this one may be Macedonian and that one may be Bulgarian … Here the men sit back like the old men of Crete, talking about nationalism and hate while the women do all the work.” (Robert Kaplan, from Balkan Ghosts)
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